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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
7:30 PM

Nine18 at The Villas of Grand Cypress

4.3
245 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Scenic View (239)
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Enjoy scenic views and modern American cuisine at Nine18 at the Villas of Grand Cypress. This upscale Orlando eatery tucked away in the stunning Villas of Grand Cypress resort, is a Forbes four-star restaurant offering fresh, flavorful seafood, steaks, chicken dishes, chops, hearty soups, garden-fresh salads and more. Dishes are masterfully crafted and artfully plated, showcasing regional and globally-inspired flavors.



Nine18 at the Villas of Grand Cypress features a lush and inviting dining space, with breathtaking views of the adjacent golf course. The quiet dining area is ideal for a special occasion as well as an everyday escape from the ordinary.


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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Open for special occasions.
Opening:
1. February 14, 2018 with a five course meal
2. April 1, 2018 Easter Buffet Brunch

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(407) 239-1999
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Business Casual
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Cross street
Jacaranda
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Nine18 is the ideal location for dinner parties, wedding receptions, or special occasions. This upscale dining restaurant seats up to 100 people and overlooks our beautiful Jack Nicklaus signature design course. It is the perfect setting that leaves a lasting impression.

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What 245 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on all time ratings
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4.4
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4.2
ambience
4.1
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Miamiangie (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on September 28, 2015

Nine 18 was our final choice for our Magical Dining experiences. We unknowingly saved the best for last !
The service was exemplary, the food delicious and the golf course view spectacular !
The Sand hill Cranes visit to the windows were an added bonus.
We asked to see the regular menu, it was unusual and imaginative. My compliments to the Chef !! We will definitely be back !!

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BillW (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 26, 2015

We used the special menu and celebrated a Birthday. The selection on the menu was varied, the food was great, and the service was excellent. I snuck a peek at the regular menu prices and am so glad for the Magical Dining month.
Loved the view of the golf course and the opportunity to walk through the pro shop.
A very pleasant evening.

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Corip0510 (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on September 19, 2015

My husband and I dined here for the magical dining month. The restaurants decor is very simple with huge tables, even the tables for two. But the really star of the decor was the huge windows surrounding the restaurant with an overlook of the golf course. The food was really good, some of the highlights include the mushroom crepe appetizer, and the raspberry dessert. Both entrees were delicious as well. The wait staff was very attentive and answered all questions we had knowledgeable. We definitely recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on September 19, 2015

I went with a group of friends to celebrate my wife's birthday. We had a really great time. Our server was very nice and professional and the overall service was top notch. It's perfect for a romantic dinner or even just a small group of friends. The food was great and even great presentation. I would definitely recommend this place and will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on September 19, 2015

Wait staff was wonderful and food was one of the best I have ever had. Recommend the Filet Mignon and the lobster squash bisque.

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Ugee (Orlando)
3.0  Dined on September 18, 2015

The decor and the atmosphere in the restaurant was elegant without being overt. We were promptly seated by the hostess and offered water by the busser. The restaurant had several tables occupied, but far from 'busy'. About 10 minutes later, we were brought an amuse-bouche. After waiting another 10 minutes, our server finally came to offer us drinks and explain the menu. The wine selection was decent and having the back-server bring the bottle to the table just to pour a glass of wine was a nice touch. We ordered off of the Magical Dining menu. The food was very good and the timing of courses was appropriate. Very appealing presentation and perfect temperature upon delivery to the table. After taking our initial meal order, we were not approached again by the front-server. Once we had finished dessert, it was almost as if we were invisible. Our table was cleared, save our water glasses (which were emptied) and our server did not approach us to inquire if we wanted our bill. We waited for over 30 minutes as the staff worked all around us. It was not until one of the ladies in our party had left the table and returned, when the floor manager approached to assist her with her chair that I had to ask for the bill to be brought to us. Had I not spoken up, even he would have walked away without inquiring if there was something he could do for us.

So, what was a pleasant meal with friends was slightly marred by the slow, somewhat un-attentive service by the front-server. We were sat in the restaurant for about 2 hrs 15 minutes and could have been done in 1 hr 30 minutes and not felt like we were 'rushed'. As a former server in a fine-dining restaurant, I appreciate allowing the clients to enjoy the experience. However, this instance felt more like neglect (for lack of a better term?).

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ShelleyHFL (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on September 17, 2015

Had an absolutely fabulous meal through the Orlando Magical Dining program. The staff made us feel special and welcome from the minute we walked in the door. Beautiful golf course view. I can personally recommend the crab cake, wild mushroom crepe, beef filet and chocolate molten cake. All were absolutely delicious!

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Andrea (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on September 11, 2015

we really enjoyed our entire experience at this restaurant. I've already told several friends and family about it. It was really nice to experience it for the Magical Month of Dining so that we could know first hand because we now know their regular prices are worth it.

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vipMcFly5585 (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on September 9, 2015

We tried Nine18 for Orlando's Magical Dining Month menu and some decisions were tough to make- lots of good options! Our meal was started with an amuse boushe- a bite of sauteed spinach with a dab of goat cheese- which was a pleasant surprise and the bread that was served on the table was a nice mix of kalamata olive, sourdough and french bread which we could choose to spread with butter or hummus. The mushroom crepe was interesting- crispier than what I imagine when I think of a crepe (soft, pancake-like batter) and was quite tasty, as was the poached pear and arugula salad. The Filet Mignon was cooked perfectly (ordered as Medium Rare) and the bacon mashed potatoes and sauteed collard greens were nice accompaniments. The scallops were also seared nicely. For dessert, who can go wrong with a chocolate lava cake?! Nice and warm with chocolate oozing out, served with vanilla ice cream and a caramel sauce- yum! The raspberry mousse cake was also a great way to end the meal; light and just enough sweet. While there seemed to be no one available as we checked in for the reservation, once seated, the service was very attentive- we never felt forgotten about as even the Front of House Manager served plates in the dining room. I'd give Nine18 a hole in one!

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DianeB (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2015

We went with a group of four couples and had a fabulous evening. Everything about Nine 18 was outstanding. The service makes you feel really special. The food was totally top notch We eat at a lot of upscale places in the Orlando area and this place was in our top five favoriites. Then the atmosphere pulled it all together for a very special evening of dining out. Soft music with tastefully appointed dining room and a beautiful golf course view made this a night to remember and return to again

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DPESfoodie (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on September 6, 2015

Great service, delicious food in a very quiet setting!

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Entropy71 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 5, 2015

Excellent restaurant on a golf course. Refined atmosphere, great chef. We loved every dish: crab cake with carrot and citrus sauce, wild mushroom crepe with leak and spinach sauce, filet mignon with rutmus and bacon lardoons, scallops with creamed butternut squash sauce and hominy, chocolate melt-down with praline truffle center, raspberry mousse cake. Each three-course meal was only $33 (restaurant week); normally one entree would cost that much.

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Mike (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on September 5, 2015

We dined during September's Magical Dining promotion, as we have before. The place raves it's only one of two 5 star Forbes rated restaurants in Orlando. The special menu options were excellent, beautiful presentation. If you don't look around and realize you're in a golf club house, you'd think you were in a very exclusive restaurant. There is no ambience. At one table was a golfer in shorts, golf shirt and tennis shoes. I would rate our experience higher if our waiter had introduced himself, if he had described each course and offered his recommendations. Also, we saw the manager around but he never worked the room or came to our table. There were only about 4 tables of people during our dining 6:30 - 8:00.
My wife got the filet and said it was better than the one she had at an exclusive steak place the night before. My scallops were excellent.
We dined at 4 different locations over labor day weekend and my wife says the 9/18 Martini was the best and most generous.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on September 3, 2015

We picked this place from a list of restaurants in the area that had a $33 special appetizer, main, and dessert deal. The crab cake was the best I ever had and I have had quite a few. My filet was perfect, but the dessert was incredible. I expected a tiny portion, but was served a chocolate dream consisting of ice cream on a toffee dish and a chocolate cake with liquid chocolate center. We left full and impressed.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 1, 2015

We tried Nine18 out during The Magical Dining for our anniversary. The staff was excellent and really went above and beyond for the occasion. We had a great view overlooking a little lake out towards Epcot in the distance. Which gave us a great view of the fireworks! I cannot say enough about the food. The presentation was fantastic (get the French onion soup. Awesome) and the food was wonderful in flavor. The dessert chef came out to speak with us and presented us with a fantastic dessert tray. We have already recommended it to friends. We will look forward to going again!

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vipBobby (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on August 29, 2015

We went for Orlando magical dining Crab cakes, mushroom crepe appetizers were phenomenal We had filet and scallops both were fantastic. The filet sauce was really good Service was fantastic. Must go

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2015

One of the best restaurants in Central Florida!! The best meal I have out in forever with great service and views!!

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Peggy (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on August 25, 2015

I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates gourmet food. All the dishes were well presented and tasted delicious! The view of the golf course is spectacular. Customer service is excellent! The pork belly appetizer is to die for.

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London (London)
5.0  Dined on August 24, 2015

The food, service,menu were all excellent the best meal we have had in a very long time!!!! Cannot wait to go back!!!!

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Vinediners (London)
5.0  Dined on July 22, 2015

The whole experience of eating at Nine18 was absolutely flawless from the time we walked through the door until we left. Very attentive staff who did everything they could to make our dining experience memorable. Excellent menu and wine list. Lovely little touches such as coming out with gluten free bread for my daughter which is the first time this has happened anywhere. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone and I will definitely return!

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